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The Tankyard, Station Road, Thorney, Peterborough PE6 0QE Cambridgeshire UK

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PRE-MEDIEVAL

The Fenland Archeological Survey of 1987 indicated Bronze Age Burial Mounds scattered over the Fen Area to the west of the island.

Two of these were excavated for the company developing the first Pode Hole Quarry area. Artifacts found included fragments of Beaker ware. Further excavations have revealed a "crouched burial" within another area.

Bronze Age axes, palstaves, spear heads and an anvil have been found close to the island.

The survey also found evidence of a Bronze Age trackway in the general direction of Toneham Farm to Pode Hole Farm south west of the village, but this has since disappeared.

The Roman times are evident in extensive signs of farming at Willow Hall, Pode Hole Farm and Chestnut Farm.

The survey also recorded a Roman settlement on the south west side of the island. This has not been excavated but pieces of pottery and clay ware have been found on the site and are held in the Museum pending further investigation.

Roman finds have been recorded on the island in excavations about the Abbey. These included coins, pottery and other artifacts.

Some Roman coinage is on display.